I&iuannah, l^tate College g>auannalj, (Georgia (Unmmmttmmt 2kx et Tleritaa 3lune €igl|tl| Nineteen Honored ann InglftB-^tx Stum SUftrto ©'(EUick ft.ifll. S»auannalj (JJtuic (Eenter Sweater The Chief Marshal The Class Marshals Candidates for The Masters Degree Candidates for The Baccalaureate Degree Instructors of The College Assistant Professors of The College Associate Professors of The College Professors of The College Professors Emeriti The Graduate Faculty The Presidential Party The Significance of The Academic Mace Observing the centuries-old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savannah State Col- lege Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club-shaped staff which originated in the Mid- dle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from mahogany wood by Dr. Ernest S. Brown, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering Technology. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. The College motto is "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth") (§vhtt of €xern0eH PRELUDE: "TUccato in d Minor" Gordon Nevin James Thompson, Jr., Organist ♦ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "War March of the Priests" Felix Mendelssohn James Thompson, Jr. ♦•INVOCATION The Reverend Henry Pinckney Pastor, Butler Presbyterian Church Savannah, Georgia SELECTION: "The Lord's Prayer" Arranged The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir Jerome S. Glover, Director Spencer E. White, III, Organist Luther Washington, Pianist GREETINGS FROM THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA W. Ray Cleere Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Atlanta, Georgia PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO GRADUATES Wendell G. Rayburn President, Savannah State College SELECTION: "Dis 01' Hammer" Jester Hairston The Savannah State College Concert Choir Willie E. Jackson, Director Randy Duncan, Pianist INTRODUCTION OF SPEAKER Wendell G Rayburn COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Joe Frank Harris Governor, State of Georgia Atlanta, Georgia ♦♦SELECTION: "Lift Every Voice and Sing" Roland Carter The Savannah State College Concert Choir The Savannah State College Wesleyan Choir The Savannah State College Band - Alfred Davis, Director Jerome S. Glover, Luther Washington, Accompanists (note) Please do not stand - Concert arrangement) PRESENTATION OF PRESIDENT'S AWARDS Wendell G. Rayburn PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR GRADUATE DEGREES Edward J. Hayes Vice President for Academic Affairs CONFERRING OF GRADUATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by Alvin Collins, Registrar PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: School of Business Dean Leo G. Parrish School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ja Arthur Jahannes School of Sciences and Technology Dr. Willie G. Tucker CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Wendell G. Rayburn Assisted by the Academic Deans and the Registrar ALUMNI INDUCTION Dr. Jimmie Jackson President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATE FOR COMMISSION Commander Ormond C. Fowler Executive Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. PRESENTATION OF A.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION Captain James R. Meredith Officer in Charge, Savannah State/Armstrong State A.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE: N.R.O.T.C Commander Ormond C. Fowler A.R.O.T.C Captain James R. Meredith PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS "Veni Sancte Spiritus" The Reverend Samuel A. Williams Savannah State College Minister ANNOUNCEMENTS THE SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Henry Pinckney THREE-FOLD AMEN ♦♦♦RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Sir Edward Elgar James Thompson, Jr. ♦The audience is requested to remain seated ♦♦The audience is requested to stand ♦♦♦The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited iHaater a Scgreea (Hanitrvtb MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Allen, Travis Hugh C Savannah State College Franklin, Lynn Elaine Florida State University !Gala, Talakshi Veljee University of Bombay Maddox, Jane Kark Savannah State College Patel, Sushil K University of Georgia Simpson, Larry P. University of Missouri Stone, Douglas Allyn Savannah State College Yawn, William George Armstrong State College HJaccalaureatc Scgrcca (Hankvvth SCHOOL OF BUSINESS Accounting *Bass, Angela Gallagher Savannah, Georgia iCorbin, Neal James Savannah, Georgia **Durrence, Tom J Savannah, Georgia **Fannin, Debra Marie Savannah, Georgia Griner, Mary Jeanette Savannah, Georgia Hall-Addison, Ellen Savannah, Georgia ♦Hawkins, Stephanie Stokes Savannah, Georgia *!Hughes, Donna Kaye Savannah, Georgia Ivory, Rhonda E Baxley, Georgia ♦Jackson, Ronald B Savannah, Georgia Lee, Linda Pitts Macon, Georgia *Lingenfelser, Carolyn Anne-Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia ♦Miller, Janice Denice Savannah, Georgia Myers, Tina Jennette Finley Savannah, Georgia Palmer, Michael A Savannah, Georgia **!Phillips, Richard John Sarasota, Florida Poythress, Clifford Grant LaGrange, Georgia Reese, Theophilus S Sandersville, Georgia Smith, Dorothy Helen Savannah, Georgia ♦Teuton, Marian Cafiero Savannah, Georgia *Watkins, Richard Savannah, Georgia Williams. George H Jackson, Mississippi Wilson, Teresa Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude ** Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude General Business Administration Bauknight, Carnadose Leonard Savannah, Georgia Bell, Jacqueline Geaneen Baxley, Georgia Black, Christopher Wynn Vidalia, Georgia Blount, Jeanette Vidalia, Georgia Campbell, Surita Giles Key West, Florida Hawkins, Sandra Denise Carter Douglas, Georgia Hightower, Diane Denise Jeffersonville, Georgia Hodo, Tracy Jerome Griffin, Georgia ♦Kenner, Mary Joiner Savannah, Georgia King, Phyllis Yvonne Macon, Georgia McRae, Genell Avon Park, Georgia Posey, Kris Marie Orlando, Florida Robinson, Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia Schaaf, Christine Michelle Savannah, Georgia Stephens, Karen Danette Gainesville, Georgia Wright, Lillian Eden, Georgia Young, Donna Althea Savannah, Georgia Management Carnegie, Sharon Kay Macon, Georgia Cobb, Willie Falana, Jr. Waycross, Georgia *Glover, Karen Louise Savannah, Georgia *!Hodges, Mary Ray Pooler, Georgia Johnson, Kim L Miami, Florida Purnell, Dwight Deweese Crystal Springs, Mississippi Ransom, Tyrone D. Savannah, Georgia Reese, Theophilus S Sandersville, Georgia Schandolph, Elizabeth Savannah, Georgia Marketing Bryant, Derrick Anthony Gordon, Georgia **Cuspert, Jacquelyn Deneen Savannah, Georgia **Daniels, Robin Jean Savannah, Georgia ♦Davis, Priscilla Jennell Elberton, Georgia Lee, Walter Roy Savannah, Georgia IMcGlockton, Larry Donnell Tallahassee, Florida Melvin, James Montezuma, Georgia Moses, Linda D. W. Lumpkin, Georgia ♦Wise, Jon Ashley Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia ♦♦♦Summa Cum Laude ++ Magna Cum Laude ♦Cum Laude Information Systems *Brown, Carl Warren, Jr. Darien, Georgia Cornelius, Carl Preston Macon, Georgia Davis, Elaine Savannah, Georgia Davis, Michelle Antoinette Savannah, Georgia Edwards, Ann Roberta Savannah, Georgia Edwards, Michelle Savannah, Georgia Edwards, Valerie Glennville, Georgia Fickling, Juliet Savannah, Georgia Griner, Mary Jeanette Savannah, Georgia IGrizzle, Jena Marie Savannah, Georgia Hagan, Jean Savannah, Georgia Hall, Scotty Rodriquez Vidalia, Georgia Holland, Patricia Ann Avon Park, Florida *!Hughes, Donna Kaye Savannah, Georgia Reese, Theophilus S Sandersville, Georgia **Solomon, Kim Melody Thomaston, Georgia Stones, Sonja N Savannah, Georgia Teuton, Marian Cafiero Savannah, Georgia *!Waddell, Roger Walter, Jr. Savannah, Georgia Finance and Banking Chisholm, Carol E Savannah, Georgia Office Administration *Baker, Jocelyn Ingrid Wadley, Georgia Gambrell, Rosalind Yvonne Atlanta, Georgia Miller, Janet Marie Savannah, Georgia Scott, Angela Renee Savannah, Georgia *Spaulding, Stephanie DeJuan Darien, Georgia ITolbert, Cynthia Elaine Savannah, Georgia Associate/Secretarial Science Anderson, Janice W. Dublin, Georgia Atwater, ReGhana Elaine Atlanta, Georgia Verdree, Diane Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude DOUBLE MAJORS Accounting and Information Systems Griner, Mary Jeanette Savannah, Georgia *!Hughes, Donna Kaye Savannah, Georgia Teuton, Marian Cafiero Savannah, Georgia TRIPLE MAJOR Accounting and Information Systems and Management Reese, Theophilus S Sanders ville, Georgia SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Criminal Justice Brown, Angela Savannah, Georgia Dwight, Jennifer Rebecca Savannah, Georgia Edwards, Joe Wayne Metter, Georgia Forrest, William Stanley Cordele, Georgia Gill, Gay Celeste Savannah, Georgia Singleton, Tonja Michelle Savannah, Georgia *Sparrow, Angelia Cecilia Augusta, Georgia Thompson, Wendy M Savannah, Georgia History ♦♦♦Christopher, Ronald L Savannah, Georgia Mass Communication Austin, Tracey Cecilia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Coleman, Kenneth Jerome Atlanta, Georgia Cummings, Gwendolyn JeAnne Savannah, Georgia Harrell, Deborah Jean Baxley, Georgia !Long, Renee Darnell Willingboro, New Jersey Richardson, Gregory Eugene Hinesville, Georgia ♦Roberts, Beverly Annett Cocoa, Florida Thomas, Clarence Woodall, Jr. Macon, Georgia Troup, Maria B. E Savannah, Georgia Washington, Charlene Felicia Savannah, Georgia Whearry, Beverly Yolanda Albany, Georgia !In Absentia ♦♦♦Summa Cum Laude ♦♦Magna Cum Laude ♦Cum Laude English, Language and Literature Hurt, Richardean Platts Savannah, Georgia Thiruselvam, David Paul Denver, Colorado Music Jackson, Paulette Christine Savannah, Georgia Political Science ♦♦Heath, Karen Denise Savannah, Georgia Murphy, Mark J Savannah, Georgia Richardson, Larry W. Monroeville, Georgia Sociology Baxter, Lorene Allen Rivers Savannah, Georgia Blake, Pamela Elaine Savannah, Georgia Chaney, Robert Eugene Savannah, Georgia Cokley, Angela Elaine Allen Savannah, Georgia Cook, Eddie Pembroke, Georgia IMerritt, Mark Eric Thunderbolt, Georgia Perry, Roscoe Fitzgerald Savannah, Georgia Robertson, Shalandra Denee' Macon, Georgia Social Work Albert, Daphne Felita Claxton, Georgia Bohler, Dottie S Harlem, Georgia Cook, Eddie Pembroke, Georgia Fields, Brenda Ann Louisville, Georgia ♦♦Miltiades, Corinne Savannah, Georgia Renfroe, Barbara Jean Savannah, Georgia Sledge, Sherryl Green Savannah, Georgia ♦Young, Andrea Latrell Savannah, Georgia !In Absentia ♦♦♦Summa Cum Laude ♦♦ Magna Cum Laude ♦Cum Laude SCHOOL OF SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY Biology Allen, David Bernard Augusta, Georgia Bain, Pruchelle Althea Miami, Florida Cummings, Rose Marie Savannah, Georgia Jackson, Servon J Macon, Georgia Chemistry **Brown, Reginald Vernon Savannah, Georgia **!Le, Hoa Thi Quinhon, Vietnam Segarra, Norberto Nieves St. Croix, Virgin Island **Styles, Ramona Synobia Savannah, Georgia Taylor, Brian Shelby Elizabeth City, North Carolina Mathematics ♦Blackburn, Andrew J., Ill Savannah, Georgia Burton, Alan Bernard Savannah, Georgia Crawford, Jeffrey Valdosta, Georgia Fobbs, Danny T. Montezuma, Georgia Frasier, Karen Evette Charleston, South Carolina Reeves, Phillip Anthony Meansville, Georgia **Shelton, Jamie Lee, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia Wells, Bryan C Atlanta, Georgia Williams, Treva Elaine Dublin, Georgia Electronics Engineering Technology Adams, Alfred Savannah, Georgia Aikens, Hattie Amanda Savannah, Georgia *Barnes, Morgan Franklin Savannah, Georgia Brown, Vincent Newark, New Jersey IChang, Chi-Loon Pooler, Georgia *Cui, Xiao Qiang-David Jiangsu Province, China ♦DeLoach, Terin Montwello Savannah, Georgia DeWitt, Nicolo Thomas Savannah, Georgia *Dopson, Calvin Leonard Savannah, Georgia Hall, Keith Eugene Warner Robins, Georgia ♦Howell, Gregory Lee St. Thomas, Virgin Island *Lassiter, Donald W. Savannah, Georgia Malone, John Henry, Jr. Attapulgus, Georgia !May, Shannon Bartow, Georgia **McCarden, Ronaldf Wendell Atlanta, Georgia Mincey, Robert Walter Savannah, Georgia **Neidlinger, Philip Ashley Thunderbolt, Georgia Porter, James Darnell Savannah, Georgia Powell, James O Vidalia, Georgia !Ray, William Howarth Savannah, Georgia **Shelton, Jamie Lee, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia **Sneed, Carl Icie, Sr. Savannah, Georgia ♦Somesso, Michael D. Brooklyn, New York !In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Civil Engineering Technology Adewara, Abraham Olukayode Osogbo, Nigeria Ahmad, Muhammad Abubakar Kutigi, Nigeria Ellison, Dennis Bernard Savannah, Georgia Ellison, Felicia Lavonne Savannah, Georgia Outler, Clarence Timothy Savannah, Georgia Sanford, Algina Danita Atlanta, Georgia Whitfield, Sharlene Carlette Columbus, Georgia Mechanical Engineering Technology Manor, Gary Alton Savannah, Georgia McWhorter, Ray Anthony Danielsville, Georgia *!Mitchell, William Dee Guyton, Georgia Tittle, Kenneth William Atlanta, Georgia Computer Science Technology Cleveland, Terry Savannah, Georgia Dang, Hung Tien Cam-Ranh, Vietnam Ferguson, Valencia Solita Savannah, Georgia Li, Dong-Hui An-Shan, Liaoning, People's Republic of China Child Development and Family Services Hunter, Mozella ;L Savannah, Georgia Johnson, Marsha Delease Hamilton, Georgia Environmental Studies Walker, Timothy Utica, New York In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude Dietetics and Institutional Management Brown, Rodolfo Ernesto Panama, Central America Textiles and Clothing Gaiter, Audrey Arlene Albany, Georgia Holsey, Sophia Lanall Milledgeville, Georgia Roberts, Pearlie M Warner Robins, Georgia Fashion Merchandising Reynolds, Anita Ann Atlanta, Georgia Associate/Chemical Engineering Technology Laney, Gabriel Albany, Georgia Roberson, Tony Ricardo Savannah, Georgia Associate/Computer Technology Aikens, Hattie Amanda Savannah, Georgia Cleveland, Terry Savannah, Georgia Curtis, Jacques Maurel Savannah, Georgia Ferguson, Valencia Solita Savannah, Georgia IMyers, Colleen Alesia Savannah, Georgia *!Walker, Eugene Savannah, Georgia Williams, Jerry Douglas, II Lakeland, Florida Double Major Electronic Engineering Technology and Mathematics **Shelton, Jamie Lee, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia NOTE: Appearance of a name in any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. !In Absentia ***Summa Cum Laude **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. Refrain Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Three. We hail Thee, S.S.C. -J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1986 Summer School June 16-August 20 1986 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 15 Upperclassmen, September 19 Manor (fambuattB June 8, 1986 Summa Cum Laude (3.75 - 4.00) Ronald L. Christopher Reginald Vernon Brown Jacquelyn Deneen Cuspert Robin Jean Daniels Tom J. Durrence Debra Marie Fannin Karen Denise Heath Hoa Thi Lee Magna Cum Laude (3.40 - 3.74 Ronald Wendell McCarden Corinne Miltiades Philip Ashley Neidlinger Richard John Phillips Jamie Lee Shelton, Jr. Carl Icie Sneed, Sr. Kim Melody Solomon Ramona Synobia Styles Jocelyn Ingrid Baker Morgan Franklin Barnes Angela Gallagher Bass Andrew J. Blackburn, III Carl Warren Brown, Jr. Xiao Qiang David Cui Priscilla Jennel Davis Terin Montwello DeLoach Karen Louise Glover Stephanie Stokes Hawkins Mary Ray Hodges Gregory Lee Howell Donna Kaye Hughes Ronald B. Jackson Cum Laude (3.00 - 3.39) Jacquelyn D. Cuspert Robin J. Daniels James L. Shelton Andrea Latrell Young SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE WHO'S WHO Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Andrea L. Young Mary Joiner Kenner Donald W. Lassiter Carolyn A. Lingenfelser Janice Denice Miller William Dee Mitchell Beverly Annett Roberts Michael D. Somesso Angelia Cecilia Sparrow Stephanie DeJuan Spaulding Marian Cafiero Teuton Roger Walter Waddell, Jr. Eugene Walker Richard Watkins Jon A. Wise Phi Up A. Neidlinger Ronald McCarden Sharlene C. Whitfield BETA KAPA CHI SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY Reginald V. Brown Eric Jefferson Hoa Thi Le Reginald V. Brown Jacquelyn D. Cuspert Karen D. Heath Richardean Pitts Hart Hoa Thi Le Ron McCarden Carl I. Sneed, Sr. Romona S. Styles *ALPHA KAPPA MU HONOR SOCIETY Dong Hui Li Carolyn A. Lingenfelser Carl Icie Sneed, Sr. Kim M. Solomon Angelia C. Sparrow Romona Synobia Styles •Graduates wearing gold and black honor stoles INTERNATIONAL FRATERNITY OF DELTA SIGMA PI, INCORPORATED Jacqueline Bell Rodolfo Brown Carl Cornelius Jacquelyn D. Cuspert Robin J. Daniels Dwight D Purnell Valerie Edwards Ronald Jackson Janice D. Miller Kris M. Posey Clifford B. Pouthress TAU ALPHA PI NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY FOR ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Morgan F. Barnes Philip A. Neidlinger Terin M. DeLoach Jamie Shelton Donald E. Lassiter Carl I. Sneed Ronald McCarden Michael D. Somesso William D Mitchell Sharlene C. Whitfield USHERS N.R.O.T.C. - A.R.OT.C. ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago, it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square-shapred with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degrees, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the traditional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the dogror's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the academic attire. It is a black, crow- shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and the shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some collegesr and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory - (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue background to represent school colors. A faculty members wears the color of his alma mater.